People

Ying-Hao Liao, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows
Post Doctoral Fellow

Research Interests

My research interests focus on experimental combustion studies and state-of-the-art laser diagnostics. My research projects at KAUST include investigations of laminar flame speed of PRF fuels and gasoline surrogates, studies of pre-ignition events in SI engines, and developments of laser diagnostics (CARS, LII, and LIF etc.)

Selected Publications

  • Y. -H. Liao, "Flame Structure and Emissions of Strongly-Pulsed Turbulent Diffusion Flames with Swirl", PhD Dissertation, University of Washington, Seattle USA, 2012.

    https://digital.lib.washington.edu/researchworks/handle/1773/20281.

  • Y. -H. Liao and J. C. Hermanson, "Turbulent Structure and Dynamics of Swirled, Strongly-Pulsed Jet Diffusion Flames", Combustion Science and Technology, under review.
  • Y. -H. Liao and J. C. Hermanson, "The CO/NOx Emissions of Swirled, Strongly-Pulsed Jet Diffusion Flames", Combustion Science and Technology, under review.
  • Y. -H. Liao and J. C. Hermanson, "Reaction Zone Structure of Swirled, Strongly-Pulsed Turbulent Jet Diffusion Flames", Combustion and Flame,  under review.
  • W. –S. Fu, S. –H. Lian, and Y. –H. Liao. “An Investigation of Heat Transfer of a Reciprocating Piston”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 49, 4360-4371, 2006

Education

  • 2005-2012: PhD, Aeronautics & Astronautics, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
  • 2001-2003: M.S., Mechanical Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan.
  • 1997-2001: B.S., Mechanical Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan.

Professional Profile

  • 2013-present: Postdoctoral Fellow, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia.
  • 2009-2011: Instructor, Aeronautics & Astronautics, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
  • 01/2004-09/2004: Associate Researcher, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan.

Scientific and Professional Memberships

Combustion Institute, American Physics Society, AIAA

KAUST Affiliations

Clean Combustion Research Center